- Feb 25, 2006
- The boat house in Hereford, UK
Asian tool blocks (everything from China) uses ISO fasteners, but Dorian & Aloris use ANSI screws. One will sometimes force fit into the other but that rarely works well.
All my Aloris & Dorian blocks have the threaded collar instead of the hex nut. They are much easier to use & never move by accident.
More language barrriers!
ISO = metric
ANSI = UNC/UNF
Yes, the clone toolholders I have use M10 setscrews. I don't have experience of quality holders such as Dorian and Aloris, but guess that they use UNC threads as they are made in US.
These M10 stainless dog point screws are a straight replacement for the metric screws that are supplied in the asian clone holders and are light years better.
I guess you won't need to replace the screws in the US made holders as I am sure they will be of much better quality (and the M10s don't fit!)